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Posted: 01/24/2017

Preservation Alliance of West Virginia
Preserve WV AmeriCorps Program

The Preserve WV AmeriCorps program is a statewide program administered by Preservation Alliance of West Virginia (PAWV), the statewide nonprofit organization dedicated to historic preservation in the Mountain State. The purpose of the Preserve WV AmeriCorps program is to implement historic preservation and heritage tourism projects throughout West Virginia by way of historic resource re-use, improvement, development, and interpretation. Members’ service will focus on community development and revitalization through projects focused on historic resource improvement, volunteer management, community engagement, historic resource surveys, historic preservation, and heritage tourism development.

Preserve WV AmeriCorps Members
Professional Opportunity
Statewide, WV

PAWV is recruiting Preserve WV AmeriCorps members to start immediately at additional sites statewide.  Most of these sites were added after PAWV was awarded supplemental funding from Volunteer WV and the Corporation for National and Community Service.  The positions are one-year and will start on a rolling basis.  They include:

  • Charleston Main Street, Charleston (Full-time position);
  • Happy Retreat, Charles Town (Full-time position);
  • Hatfield McCoy Country Museum, Williamson (Full-time position);
  • Hinton Historic Landmarks Commission, Hinton (Full-time position);
  • Kump Education Center, Elkins (Half-time position);
  • Lewisburg Historic Landmarks Commission, Lewisburg (Full-time position);
  • Pricketts Fort, Fairmont (Half-time position)

Preserve WV AmeriCorps members will be placed with an individual site throughout the state of West Virginia.  Position descriptions and sites are found at the bottom of this document; a separate document that has the positions open for recruitment is available.  Program start date and orientation was originally August 29, 2016, and since that date has passed, members will start depending on their selection and availability.  All members must commit to serving for 11 ˝ to 12 months with full-time members serving 1750 hours and half-time members serving 950 hours.


Full-time members (1750 hours) will receive a $12,600 living allowance payable in 23 bi-weekly installments.  Members qualify for student loan forbearance during their service year. Workers Compensation insurance and a health insurance subsidy for yourself (not family) will be provided. A child care subsidy can be available for qualified candidates. Unemployment coverage is not included.


Half-time members (950 hours) will receive a $6,300 living allowance payable in 23 bi-weekly installments.  Students currently enrolled in an institute of higher learning are encouraged to apply for the half-time member positions, as the service time and projects for these positions may be used toward internship requirements.  Workers compensation insurance will be provided.  A child care subsidy can be available for qualified candidates. Unemployment and health insurance coverage are not included.


All members will receive a Segal AmeriCorps Education Award at the successful completion of their term of service.  The educational award for full-time members is equivalent to the Pell Grant amount and is subject to change annually.  The educational award for half-time members is pro-rated according to their service time and will, on average, be half of what a full-time member receives.  Uncompleted terms or uncompleted hours do not receive an educational award. The educational award can be used for most college tuition, technical, or vocational education, or repayment of qualified student loans. Under new rules, some members 55 or older may choose to transfer their award to a child or grandchild. Existing qualified student loans can be deferred during your AmeriCorps service with loan interest paid for the deferred period.

For more information, including individual position descriptions and member requirements, please see https://preservationallliancewv.wordpress.com/2017/01/23/want-to-be-an-americorps-were-recruiting/


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How to apply
To apply, complete an AmeriCorps application, submitted under the Preserve WV AmeriCorps program at the website http://www.nationalservice.gov/programs/americorps/join-americorps. Search under “West Virginia” for our listing. Additionally, send a letter of interest to dlapresta@pawv.org regarding the position(s) for which you would like to apply.
Danielle LaPresta

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